This article examines two contradictory patterns of reasoning that share the same (minor) premise that rival religious perspectives can authorise rationally non-negotiable moral principles. The first argument goes against separate religious or other culturally grounded moral education, because this would lead to indoctrination. The second argument indicates the impossibility of a common moral education, because moral perspectives are internally related to religious view-points. The author challenges both arguments on the grounds that religious perspectives need not lead to a non-rational approach to moral education.
Moral conceptions of personal identity seem liable to different, more or less interesting, interpretations. This paper argues that on more interesting interpretations, moral identity is more a significant feature of personal identity than actually synonymous with it. The paper then proceeds to identify and evaluate the relative merits of very diverse conceptions of the relationship of person to moral agency in the major traditions of moral theory.